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camouflage

a disguise resulting from an organism having similar coloration to the background, or markings which cause breaking of the outline (DISRUPTIVE COLORATION), so that the organism blends into the background and is hidden from predators. See CRYPTIC COLORATION.
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THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE FOR CAMOUFLAGING YOUR WEAPONS CAN BE FOUND IN TACOM MAINTENANCE INFORMATION MESSAGE 10-040, WHICH IS AT TULSA: HTTPS://TULSA.
The government was quick to see the value of camouflaging civilian targets and, by the following year, Penrose was lecturing the Home Guard on camouflage techniques.
36] But as fears of Japanese invasion intensified, plans for camouflaging northern Australia, especially Darwin, became urgent.
In the wild, a nest's murky mass looks to human eyes as if it would be perfect for camouflaging the eggs.
In nature, a laid-back green lizard among leafy branches and a stressed-out brown lizard on earth trying to avoid predators have obviously worked out their camouflaging survival strategies